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Toss Winner - Adelaide Strikers won the toss and chose to bat first
Adelaide Strikers beat Melbourne Renegades by 49 runs
Adelaide Strikers look to avenge for their defeat against Melbourne Renegades
ADELAIDE STRIKERS will win the match
Tournament: Big Bash League 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia | Toss: To BatBet Now
BBL 2021-22 is off and running all teams gearing up for their first matches. Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades faced off each other in their opening match with the latter coming out as victorious in the contest with a tense last ball finish. Both teams are aware of the each other`s strengths and will look to get a win and crucial 2 points from this match. Both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades first target would be to qualify for the play-offs by finishing inside the top-5 position.
Adelaide Strikers batters Mathew Short (29 runs), Jake Weatherald (18 runs), and Harry Nielson (30 runs) got starts but failed to convert them into a big score. They kept losing wickets in middle overs and failed to complete the chase with Daniel Drew failing to hit the much required boundary in the last over when 9 runs were need to win.
Opening duo of George Garton and Worrall were brilliant with the ball as they claimed 2 wickets each and had combined bowling figures of 8-0-49-4. Peter Siddle claimed 3 wickets despite going for runs at over 10 RPO. Spinners Rashid Khan and Short chipped in with a wicket each.
Key players to bet on: Mathew Short, George Garton, Rashid Khan
Jake Weatherald , Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Drew, George Garton, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c)
Liam Scott, Matt Short, Wes Agar, Harry Nielsen, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Drew, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, George Garton, Jonathan Wells
Melbourne Renegades top-order trio of Mackenzie Harvey (56 runs), Sam Harper (33 runs), and James Seymour (23 runs) gave a good platform with vital partnerships at the top of the order. Their middle order kept losing wickets at regular intervals and they failed to get a flourishing finish in the match.
Their bowling unit was led by the spinner Zakir Khan in the last match as he claimed 4 crucial wickets. James Pattinson and Kane Richardson bowled superbly in the crucial last 2 overs to help their team win the match. Will Sutherland chipped in with 2 wickets in the match. Reece Topley had an off-day as he gave away 43 runs in his 4 overs in the last game.
Key players to bet on: Mackenzie Harvey, Zakir Khan, James Pattinson
Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser, James Seymour, Jonathan Merlo, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson (c), Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
James Seymour, Jonathan Merlo, James Pattinson, Jake Fraser McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Zahir Khan, Kane Richardson, Sam Harper, Reece Topley, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland
Adelaide will have a bright and sunny weather on the match day with no chances of rain as the forecasters. No weather interruptions are expected in this game.
Adelaide Oval has been a batsmen friendly pitch in the matches played so far. Bowlers will have tough time restricting the batsmen here. We can expect a run feast of 160-180 runs in this match too.
Renegades opt to bat first and won the last match against the same opponent. Both teams will look to replicate the success of the last match and help their team win the match.
Melbourne Renegades top order scored the most of the runs in the last game and their middle order failed to capitalize on the good start. Their pacers gave them a good support in the death overs alongside spin magic of Zakir Khan in the match. Adelaide Strikers batters failed to score big and ended up losing by 2 runs in the crucial match. Their bowling unit perform well to restrict the opposition to below par score. And, we expect Adelaide Strikers to win this match.
ADELAIDE STRIKERS will win the match
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